Korean Beef Stew (Galbi Jjim)
One of my favorite cuisines in Asia is Korean cuisine. Not that I don't favor the other delightful cuisines in Asia, for they are all exquisite, but there's something I love about Korean dishes and I'll never get tired cooking them. For one, their "kimchi" is very Korean. No other country in Asia makes Kimchi except the Koreans. In the mid 1980s during my visit to Seoul, I happened to have talked to a nice Korean lady seated beside me on my plane back to Manila and she told me that Kimchis were made in preparation for winter when the land is covered with snow and they can't grow vegetables.